Hardaway takes two again and again

After slow start, sophomore guard gets to basket in lopsided Michigan victory

Updated: December 30, 2011, 3:06 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- John Beilein looked at his star guard, saw what was going on and, for a brief minute early in the first half Thursday night, pulled him from the game.

Don't settle for 3-pointers, the coach said. Tim Hardaway Jr. has immense talent and can beat most of the players he faces to the rim. Plus, in Beilein's offense, a backdoor cut is a friendly one, so why not use it?

This had been a major issue for the sophomore last season.

So when Beilein saw three early Hardaway ...

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